Fantasy Writing Week

The day ended and I had to take a deep breathe. Answering the incoming emails and catching up on tasks made me do a double take in late afternoon. The last time I looked at the clock it was lunchtime and then the end of the day was there in a the blink of an eye. Is it just me or do the the minutes on the clock tick faster when the end of the year is here. I feel rushed to work on my New Year’s list for the coming year.

Someone out there must have known that I spent the past few months watching Hallmark movies in small towns because I might have to venture to one in the middle of nowhere again for work. I’m not looking to meet the love of my life because my husband might not appreciate that one. Maybe I’ll meet some couple looking to for someone to inherit their Inn. Well, we all can dream this week because I declared it fantasy writing week.

If you start to see posts of a small town, in the dead of winter, and in the middle of nowhere in the midwest you’ll know that I’m working. Being sent to a small town because of work has been in several of the movies on my favorite holiday channel. Hopefully, I have time to check out local recommendations and find my mom and pop shops.

Does traveling to a small town in the middle of winter up north make sense? No, but in those TikToks where one person is sane in the relationship and the other is crazy – I would still be the crazy one. My husband’s idea of crazy is not making a schedule of what we plan to do for the next week. I tend to be more spontaneous and want to go for long drives at the last minute for no reason. Should I tuck a few adventurous stories under his pillow?

Let’s just say – I’m used to the shake of his head whenever I have a new “great idea”. You know he looks at me like – “what is this time” like I’m crazy and I guess I kinda of am. He doesn’t understand the need to investigate my story ideas or to method write to get a better idea about the experience for my main character. Maybe he didn’t realize he would get dragged into my hunt for the next novel or my next side hustle.

How do your partners react to what you do? Have they ever walked in on you crying because you’re in the middle of sad scene? Or wondered why you had one of your writing outfits? I decided to follow the TikTok trend and I sometimes sit and write with my crown on. Share if you want in the comments, and I’ll try to do a better job at responding. One of my buttons went wacky for a while and I wouldn’t let me respond until I loaded and reloaded but I did keep trying until it fixed itself.

I’ll let you get back to your own writing. Just keep working on your fantasy pages. My posts are Monday through Friday.

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~Yoon Ju

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Published by yoonjuwrites

I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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